It Happened Today – December 14th

By | Dec 14, 2012

A Happy Birthday goes out to AC/DC bass player Clifford Williams born in 1949. Williams joined the band on May 27, 1977. He replaced Mark Evans who had been let go by the group after the release of their album “Let There Be Rock”

In 1819 Alabama became the 22nd United State. They were also the 11th state that allow slavery.

In 1911 the South Pole was reached by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team. His team comprised of himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting.

In 1946 the The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York, New York.

It was on in 1999 that cartoonist Charles Schulz announced he was retiring the “Peanuts” comic strip. The strip ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000. When he made the announcement he was in treatments for colon cancer and would die the day before the last “Peanuts” strip was published from a Heart attach. The strip has carried on in reruns.

A memorable day in the life of President George W. Bush and his presidency. It was on this day in 2008 that Iraqi journalist, Muntadher al-Zaid, threw his shoes at the President during a news conference in Baghdad. al-Zaid was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign head of state. The sentence was reduced to one year and he served nine months.


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